Given the complex and changing nature of the pandemic, the Council of the Microbiology Society, supported by our Scientific Conferences Committee, recently made the decision to transition our planned Annual Conference in Birmingham in 2021 to an online event. The event has been designed as a digital version of the Society’s flagship annual meeting whose symposia and activities are designed to achieve the same scientific and networking objectives.


Annual Conference Online 2021 takes place over five days and consists of symposia, workshops, forums, offered oral presentations and Prize Lectures from eminent microbiologists. It is being produced to offer ample opportunities for formal and informal online networking for both early career and established microbiologists.
Now, more than ever, it is essential that we meet our mission to advance the understanding and impact of microbiology by connecting and empowering communities worldwide. We will work to ensure the best possible digital environment for communicating microbiological research and allowing opportunities for formal and informal networking for both early career and established microbiologists.


  • PhD students
  • Postdoctoral researchers
  • Lecturers, professors
  • Clinical scientists
  • Industry scientists
  • Anyone interested in microbiology.


  • Speakers can be found via our online programme here.

For more information, please contact: [email protected]

  • 09:00 - 26/04/2021 to 17:00 - 30/04/2021
  • London, EC1R 0AB, United Kingdom